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The Ink Black Heart

On sale

22nd June 2023

Price: £9.99

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***The 7th novel in the Strike series, THE RUNNING GRAVE, is coming in September 2023. Pre-order now and be the first to read it***

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, JULY 2023

‘A superlative piece of crime fiction’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘There can be no denying [Galbraith’s] considerable talents as a crime writer’ GUARDIAN
‘Fans will be as entranced as ever’ DAILY MAIL

When frantic, dishevelled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation. The co-creator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie’s true identity.

Robin decides that the agency can’t help with this – and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart.

Robin and her business partner Cormoran Strike become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie’s true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits – and which threatens them in new and horrifying ways . . .

A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour-de-force.

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Reviews

MAIL ON SUNDAY
Fans will be as entranced as ever
HEAT
Satisfyingly labyrinthine ... one to be savoured
IRISH INDEPENDENT
A rip-roaring read, a big, sprawling, at-times electrifying thriller, with the expanse and sweeping momentum of a classic 19th century "social novel" ... all crafted with impeccable precision
SCOTSMAN
[A] strong, page-turning plot
FINANCIAL TIMES
With its striking Gothic underpinnings, the novel is a synthesis of traditional and modern elements, delivered with panache
BEST
An engrossing feast of a whodunnit
SUN
A clever mystery that ticks all the boxes
DAILY MAIL
There can be no denying [Galbraith's] formidable talents as a crime writer
SUNDAY INDEPENDENT (IRELAND)
A tightly executed, engrossing murder mystery ... [Galbraith] just gets better with every book
SUNDAY TIMES
A superlative piece of crime fiction
GUARDIAN
The longest [Galbraith] yet ... repays the commitment
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Impossible to put down